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DNR continues to fight invasive carp in Roush Lake

The Journal GazetteMay 21, 2019

Despite a large die-off in 2017, the invasive common carp in Roush Lake is still the dominant fish in the reservoir.

A survey conducted by Indiana Department of Natural Resources biologists last year found the carp ranked second in number only to white crappies. The carp ranked first by weight, a statement from the DNR said.

“We don’t know the total number of carp that were killed, but apparently not enough to dent the population,” said Jed Pearson, DNR fisheries biologist.

The carp has caused problems at the lake since it was created decades ago, Pearson said, despite attempts by the DNR to eradicate them.

Anglers who notice a significant number of dead or dying carp in Indiana public waters are asked to report them to Austin Taylor at 317-232-5821.

For more information on the common carp, go to dnr.IN.gov/files/COMMON_CARP.pdf.


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